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Author Topic: I really did try....  (Read 1523 times)

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Offline sdcabincrew74

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I really did try....
« on: May 01, 2007, 06:30:42 PM »
Ok, for the last five years or so I have been various anti-depressants.  I love these chemicals as I believe that better living can be acheived through chemistry.  I started out on Welbutrin, then moved Effexor and finally for the last two years I have been taking Zoloft.  The simple fact is, when on these miracle chemicals I am a more patient, less explosive, and a nicer human being to my partner, the dog, and the general public. 

In March, I got a wild idea that I should not take these little blue wonders anymore and be as chemical free as I could be.  (minus of course, nicotine, caffine, alcohol, reyetaz, norvir, truvada, allergy meds, etc).  So, I spoke with my doctor and he put me on a little program to basically get me off the pills.  Well, for the last two weeks or so, I have been free of the wonder pills.  And, you know what, I like me better on the pills.  Plus with all the other chemicals I pump into my body on a daily basis, what is 50mg of Zoloft really going to do?  So, fuck it, I am taking those little pills again and frankly I do not care if I have to take them for the rest of my life!  They make me happy!

SD (whom is feeling like a failure, but at least a happy one)
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 06:36:58 PM »
There is no failure involved here. You did a supervised break and discovered the medication is really helping. We don't always like medication but as most people on here know it is often necessary.

Offline mjmel

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 07:58:58 PM »
Take 'em guilt free, SD. You, my friend, are dealing with the public on an almost daily basis.
We who are HIV+ are going to be swallowing pills the rest of our life. Fun, huh.
my 2 cents,
Mike

Offline milker

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 08:07:41 PM »
This is reassuring for the San Diego population  :D :D :D

No reason to be ashamed, take all the help you can get, if you feel better with that pill then be it !

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Offline BT65

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 08:20:09 PM »
No failure involved.  I know me, myself, if I were to go off the antidepressants, I would be a nightmare from hell!  I'm still a little manic on them- off of them it would be untolerable.  Good luck!
Peace-
Betty :-*
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Offline Basquo

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 09:42:36 PM »
You never know until you try, and GSO's right, you did it under your doc's supervision, that's the way to go.  I did the same thing when I felt they were no longer helping me, but they sure did help me for a good six months and I encourage anyone who's thinking about taking them to talk frankly to their doctor.

Better Living Through Chemistry!  

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Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007, 10:06:15 PM »
This is reassuring for the San Diego population  :D :D :D

No reason to be ashamed, take all the help you can get, if you feel better with that pill then be it !

Milker.

And reassuring for my passengers as well!   ::)
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Offline jimw

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007, 12:56:47 PM »
I'm going to be buried with a 30 day supply of Wellbutrin - I don't want to piss off St Peter at the Pearly Gate. 

Offline lucas clay

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007, 03:26:29 PM »
quote jim w
I'm going to be buried with a 30 day supply of Wellbutrin - I don't want to piss off St Peter at the Pearly Gate. 

you are a wise man indeed    lmao

Offline Peter6836

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 05:35:44 PM »
Do not feel guilty!!!! You are not a failure!!! Your a success you know how to improve the quality of your life. I have tried to forgo my anti depressents many times with the hope of being chemical free. At times this has led to heartache and others to hospital visits. You are so right to choose to be happy and well functioning. The hell with the stigma, take your pills and smile. I do!!!
Peter

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: I really did try....
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 08:29:13 PM »
Definitely not a failure - prescription medication is developed based on legitimate medical needs.  Don't buy into the right wing BS that makes us all feel guilty about anything that is outside of a narrow band of 'holier than thou' idiots.

Do what works and keep on flying - my segment back home yesterday re-qualified me as AAdvantage Gold for this year, and I have Platinum in my sights !  See you in all your medicated glory at the airport, SD!!

 


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